KristinP1981

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Help!  I'm starting my first whole30 next Monday (9/11/17) and I'm in the process of planning my meals.  Do the recipes in the cookbook, specifically the egg options incorporate the carbohydrate?  Clearly I'm used to breads and pasta to fill that area and that is NOT allowed on this diet.  Forgive me for asking a silly question but I appreciate the guidance!

 

 

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Carbs for whole30 purposes include potato, sweet potato, winter squashes like butternut or acorn squash, or root vegetables like beets, turnips, parsnips, or carrots. Some of the recipes in the book do incorporate starchy vegetables along with protein, some don't. 

Whether you use the cookbook or not -- and you definitely don't have to -- you'll want you meals to match the meal template, which you can download here:  https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/

Most people feel best if they have some starchy vegetables, so we suggest starting with one fist-sized serving per day. People who are active, who are prone to depression or anxiety, and women who are nursing, pregnant, or in the week or so leading up to their period often need more, even as much as a serving at each meal, so you may have to try different amounts and see how you feel.

I'm not sure I've answered your question, so please feel free to explain a little more about what you're wanting to know if this didn't cover it.

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3 hours ago, KristinP1981 said:

Help!  I'm starting my first whole30 next Monday (9/11/17) and I'm in the process of planning my meals.  Do the recipes in the cookbook, specifically the egg options incorporate the carbohydrate?  Clearly I'm used to breads and pasta to fill that area and that is NOT allowed on this diet.  Forgive me for asking a silly question but I appreciate the guidance!

 

 

Some of the recipes in the book are full meal recipes and some are for the main course in which you would then need to add the veggies and fat... some in the cookbook are for veggie sides in which you would then need to add the protein and fat etc... 

Get familiar with the template (linked in my signature below) and then you just work out what you need to add to a specific recipe in order to make the plate match the template.  You can have starchy carbs and fruit at the same meal if you like, just see how you feel a few hours after and throughout the day.  I don't really understand what you mean about incorporating starch 'into' the eggs... 

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